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Posted by warhawk crazy | Mar 14, 2016 @ 09:00 PM | 2,270 Views
this will be electric sweet stick with span of 48" to 50"
trying to make my mind up
if its going to be a high wing with trike landing gear
or a low wing with trike landing gear
the manual says it can be of your choice.
this one will be yellow and white with German black cross.


if low wing the landing gear will have to go in the wing
if high wing landing gear will go in fuselage.
Posted by warhawk crazy | Mar 04, 2016 @ 10:11 PM | 2,184 Views
removed granny Fräulein out of Messerschmitt Me 109 G-2
this is a vintage jemco at 52" wing span
she just didnt look right
so when i get a chance i will redo cock pit area

granny has been removed
to small any ways
will put in a scale pilot
and make a box for cock pit area.

also the wing is balsa sheet d foam core
and built up balsa fuse.

for those who are wondering it needs a 3" nose spinner
and it is or will be electric
never has a motor mounted
it has a big hatch for mounting a motor and to put in lipo.
Posted by warhawk crazy | Mar 02, 2016 @ 11:56 PM | 2,110 Views
the left wing was broken and has been repaired and covered with white and red monocoat
the rudder is not glued down
also the elevator is broken in half.... right under the rudder
will have to remove rudder to get to the elevator .

i wonder/wonder what the wanderer would look like as a v-tail
........................naaaaa just keep it original...........................

next will be uncovering the elevator to see the damage

okay so it came apart at were it was glued together.

will start with gluing together with ca glue
then epoxy elevator down let dry..
so now we epoxy the rudder back on and supported to get it straight
let dry ..

just a little touch up with monocoat and were done .

the faster i can crank out repair jobs the faster i can move on to next project
Posted by warhawk crazy | Feb 29, 2016 @ 12:47 AM | 2,137 Views
the vintage sailplane has a wing span of 1.8 m
it has been a hanger queen for some time now.
time to bring it out and get started on it.

it still needs servos and maybe add ailerons and spoilers......
at moment it has rudder/elevator
the wings have dihedral to help turning............

looks like, i am in for a lot of mods
Posted by warhawk crazy | Feb 25, 2016 @ 02:21 PM | 2,713 Views
the passer was set up with rudder and elevator and ailerons ...thats okay but look at the giant rudder........
i took the rudder off and cut the elevator in half.
i epoxied it in to v-tail groove in fuse and reconnected the push rods back in to the original holes......
now it is restored back to its original glory
i like the v-tail in all white....... the wings you can see really good in air
but the wings would look better in all white. just my thoughts .

just need to maiden it... well looks like i wont maiden it

it is being picked up now ....... my friend really likes it ......
Posted by warhawk crazy | Oct 27, 2015 @ 07:05 PM | 3,170 Views
The gnome was charging with lipo... and caught fire ...the front half of the fuse was totally lost, from nose to the back of the wing.....i only have pics of it almost restored..........the new part of fuse is not covered yet..
.luckily...... the wing was not on .
Posted by warhawk crazy | Oct 13, 2015 @ 03:02 PM | 3,402 Views
i scratch built a 3-d profile for indoors and out, its made of dollar tree foam.....
i had some old kite parts for the landing gear..... enough parts for 3 planes or more...all moving surfaces have carbon rods 1 mm for strength.
the wing span is 24" but man is it lite......so far.

this is were i am at with the air frame..... here is a pic .
i think i will make 3 of them
i could make a bi plane ....
soon i will paint it ..
................i got the bug for scratch building................
i got a little more done.... going slow due to other projects.
Posted by warhawk crazy | Sep 29, 2015 @ 01:06 AM | 2,986 Views
the f-16 needed a paint job, so i thought i would try a free hand with paint sprayer...this is apple barrel water base paint from walwart......its my first time . no pattern as a guide.....didn't like clean lines ....
to bad the landing gear isn't retracts..... but don't have to belly it in ....
Posted by warhawk crazy | Jul 10, 2013 @ 03:00 AM | 6,304 Views
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Posted by warhawk crazy | Feb 03, 2013 @ 10:43 PM | 8,106 Views
i built the wind free when i was 17 years old and i do miss those days
that was 39 years ago....
i printed out some plans and the wing will be a total of 66-1/2"....."include width of fuse..total 68".... wow a mini wind free "
the fuse and rudder will be a total length of 30"

iyll have to print it out again to the max print size...
i printed it out at 25 sheets and the wing span is 84" include the fuse width is 86"
the fuse length including rudder is 37" .... ahhhh well itll be scratch built...unless i get the kit then it will be 99.25.......

THX to a good friend here on rc groups.... i was given full size plans
Posted by warhawk crazy | Feb 01, 2013 @ 09:47 PM | 8,632 Views
soon i will be scratch building from these plans ..need to keep busy
the plans are 8 pages and taped together for the 40" version wing span....
unless you scale it up to 80" and will be 16 pages .


update.....
i started building the fuse it will be a little wider in the front and i put balsa triangles behind the nose cone near the battery compartment ...
i didnt have much time to work on it....was at fiesta island most of the day ,with the wife and dog............

the elevator length didnt look right so i shortened it by 2"
Posted by warhawk crazy | Jan 30, 2013 @ 12:30 AM | 8,363 Views
i have repaired and built slopers / f3f "s / gas powered / electric powered and scratch build....you name it....... alot of members so far are pleased with my building practices......so if you want me to build your glider or plane private message me for details..... i will except cash or gliders or even a crashed one that you might have put away for years...... if your in a hurry i could have the repair done over night...it depends....

for example..
r39o
pdonovan92130
Oranator
hepavirus
DeadServo

and many more members in the past
Posted by warhawk crazy | Jan 11, 2013 @ 04:14 PM | 8,523 Views
here is were i am at with the climax wing..i sheeted the foam core wing with balsa wood and let dry.
with this cold weather it took, a day and a half to dry
update i added the hard wood spruce to leading edge and epoxy,d 3 parts of the wing together .....1 more wing tip to go .
all the 4 panels are joined together.
another job i did and finished at that ..........................
Posted by warhawk crazy | Jan 10, 2013 @ 01:21 PM | 9,152 Views
Well to start of, i am scratch building a 6' and 1-1/2" fuse, for oranator....
the wing is already built at 15 feet....lets put the wing aside for now.

i started out glueing 2- 36" by 1/8" by 3" sheets together for the sides of the fuse...the cut is at a angle for strength...
i made 2 sides left and a right "duh" dont mind me.
then i added 1/4" by 3/8"strengtheners to each side of the fuse total 4 of them for the lenght of the fuse.
while the 2 sides dry, i started cuting out 8 of the 1/4" by 3/8 braces that will join the 2 sides together,total braces 16..... for the front i used aircraft ply.
heigth is 3 inchs and tappers down at the tail at 2" the front tappers at a nice curve to the nose....will have to cut out some block wood for the nose.
i started sheeting the middle of the fuse just behing were the wing saddle is and sheeting the under side from the nose back, i need to leave areas open to work on.
i cant think, i had a few drinks with the wife
soon i will cut out about 5 fuse walls were the control rods will pass thru,thats why i am leaving areas open.

well thats it for now....... need to take a break and get somthin to eat .
.......................well she had steak ready and baked potato also vegeee's
she wanted me to take a long break as it was 2 am.

well i finally finished sheeting the bottom and the top and moved on to cutting out the canopy.
it looks like a stuffed oreo cookie ,.....but its...Continue Reading
Posted by warhawk crazy | Jan 10, 2013 @ 01:50 AM | 9,106 Views
the easy glider pro nose from the back of the canopy to the front of the nose was broken into 6 pieces.
i started epoxying each piece 1 by 1 until i had it back together then i used light weight spackle to fill in the dints and holes until it was looking some what good.
then once the spackle was dry i sanded down until smooth.

i used epp foam to make a new nose cone and sanded down....i guess the nose looks alright.
the canopy was painted black to give it a new look and the fuse got a few coats of yellow water base paint.
the easy glider pro will fly again, will have pics shortly....welllll tommorow...........i am to tired from all the projects i am doing .
Posted by warhawk crazy | Jan 09, 2013 @ 11:48 PM | 6,697 Views
cr excel
the right wing was broken in half including the right aileron
and the whole wing broke in half right down the middle were you join the left and right wing together, not a perfect break but was epoxy,d back together and new fiber glass tape to strengthen the area.

well now, the right wing i uncovered the balsa in the area were it was broken from the inner part of the aileron and broke at a angle towards the fuse.
i started by epoxying the foam right wing back together ,,,let dry
the i cut out some balsa sheets at a angle were the balsa was totaly destroyed and the leading edge was repaired with a strip of air craft ply.

i put a thin layer of epoxy on the foam right wing were it was broken and placed the balsa sheeting on top and bottom of wing top angled left and the back of wing to the right, it gives it more strength that way.....and replaced a few cap strip's.

well the aileron was epoxy,d back together trying to let it dry on a flat surface

i found some scrap white monocoat pieces and recovered from the decal excel, to the right end of the wing .
ohhhhh hooo and some fluroesent solar coat.

maybe iyll get a chance to see if the wing holds up to my repair job.
it is very strong now ....................
Posted by warhawk crazy | Jan 09, 2013 @ 11:11 PM | 6,540 Views
The fuse was broken completly off just behind the wing and had a pencil size hole.....
i repaired the 2 halfs with aircraft ply and epoxy in side the fuse.., now the fuse is as one, i replaced the top and bottom with balsa in that area only.

The hole was repaired with a small block of balsa 3/8x3/8 and was sanded down flush.

I recovered that area with yellow scrap monocoat and put a number 2 decal over the sides to cover any flaws. very strong now in that area.

The wingeron flew very nice at daves beach with some minor adjustments.
..................thx to Oranator for all the help at daves beach................